Volleyball Gets Commitment From Van Belle

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Volleyball Gets Commitment From Van Belle

(Wednesday, May 5; Sioux Center, Iowa) Aaron Van Belle, a senior at Abbotsford Christian School (British Columbia), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender volleyball program.

“Aaron is a strong athlete who can compete in many different positions across the front row.  His primary ability as a middle hitter will add depth to that position for us.  We are grateful for the work that coaches Ron Pike and Anthony Jansen have put into Aaron’s development.  Aaron is a great fit for our men’s volleyball program with his athleticism and desires to grow in the Lord and live out The Defender Way.  He will be a blessing to our Dordt campus and community as well,” said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Van Belle played right side and middle and is listed 6-3.  He was a part of a 2019 Boys Christian School Tournament Championship and a third place finishing team at Provincials that same year.

“I chose to attend Dordt University because I believe they place high emphasis on Christian values. The environment on campus, strong education and the opportunity to play volleyball is something I want to be a part of,” said Van Belle.

Aaron is the son of Dave and Amy Van Belle of Abbotsford, British Columbia.  He plans to study Business Administration at Dordt.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.